Exploring Frontiers in Child and Youth Development

The Jacobs Research Fellows gather these days in Austin to present their work and interact with their peers, thereby critically discussing frontiers in research on child and youth development and exploring possibilities of collaboration.

35 young researchers from Europe and the US are meeting from 2-5 April in Austin, Texas to present their plans for the Jacobs Foundation Fellowship. Some of the participants are from the 2016-2018 Jacobs Research Fellows, others are from the 2017-2019 cohort. Some fellows will also participate at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). SRCD, a longstanding partner of the Jacobs Foundation, is offering an exciting program around the overarching theme Developmental Science and Society. Invited program speakers and their work will be featured on our blog BOLD.

The Jacobs Foundation’s Research Fellowship was launched in 2015 and is a globally competitive program for researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. Fellows are encouraged to interact with each other and engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth. They are members of the Jacobs Foundation Talent Network, which aims to attract and develop people with relevant expertise in child and youth development worldwide.